NC denies Nyantakyi’s clearance claim


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Accra, May 28, GNA – Mr Dan Kweku Yeboah,
the spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation
Committee (NC) has denied claims that former president of the GFA has been
cleared of any acts of corruption by a Federation International Football
Association (FIFA) forensic report.

This follows a widespread report in the
local media of an alleged forensic audit that has been conducted by FIFA on the
GFA which found “no acts of corruption or financial impropriety” against the
defunct GFA administration.

The alleged report also sought to suggest
that, the audit conducted some months ago had cleared all members of the then
Executive Committee of the GFA of any acts of malfeasance.

According to the media report, the FIFA
audit officials were alleged to have spent about one month in Ghana on their
investigations and concluded that, the GFA only had “perception issues” to deal
with since media reports of corruption within the Federation were “wide off the
mark.”

Speaking to the media, Mr Yeboah described
the alleged report as “laughable”.

“The FIFA auditing officials came to
check and investigated the financial records of Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi’s regime as
President of GFA”

“Mr. Nyantakyi was banned by FIFA
because of ethical reasons, per the Anas expose, Nyantakyi was seen taking
money which could either be a gift or bribe and is against the code and ethics
of FIFA,” he said.

“It’s laughable hearing speculations
about FIFA’s clearance on Mr. Nyantakyi, if indeed he’s been cleared, then the
ban on him should be lifted now.”

“FIFA have no interest in the monies
given by nations to the various FA’s but it is only interested in the funds
given by itself to it’s various association members to help develop
football.”

GNA

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